The Good & The Hard Times in Los Angeles

The Good & The Hard Times in Los Angeles

by Jordan Farar

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Overview

Join the exhilarating adventure of Los Angeles in the 1970s as you
enter an era where fast muscle cars, bright neon lights, and that
urban street style ruled . . .
Steve was having the worst day of his life. He lost his job; he lost his family; and he
found himself in the worst part of the city where he almost lost his life. As he
wanders through neighbourhoods filled with street walkers, tweakers, gangs and
the homeless, lives from those very streets begin to intermingle with his own.
Chris and his crew confront him. Richie rescues him. Angelica learns to love him.
In the pulse of the city, other lives change. Chris wants to change, to start to give
back to a community that has always been his home. In spite of a negative home
and life in a hard-core school, Juan learns the true meaning of responsibility and
family and allowing one's talents to shine. There are heroes here too. Juan and
Steve, from very different worlds, both save lives. Chris uses his street smarts to
mentor a troubled youth. As the lives of gang members and victims, heroes and
everyday people play out in a neighbourhood of poverty and pride, the reader
begins to understand the complexity of intertwining lives and the victory in
personal bests, positive change and the ability to accept and forgive.
The Good & the Hard Times in LOS ANGELES is a true marriage of novel writi ng and
fi lm making. The text provides a hard-hitti ng, lean-and-mean look at the less
glamorous streets of LOS ANGELES that manage to produce some of the fi nest
people. The stories of Chris as he develops a sense of social responsibility, of
Juan, as he matures into a hard-working, talented arti st and family provider and
of Steve, who discovers that the worst day of his life has brought him the most
happiness he has ever known. Their stories are vibrantly told in gripping chapters
where street dancing, gang confrontati ons, and graffi ti competi ti ons spring from
the pages.
Scribendi Canada . . .
The Good & The Hard Times in LOS ANGELES, is a fast-paced, interesting
look at the lives of very special people and how they connect. It is a
good glimpse into the people and the situations that made the 70's in LA a
special time in a special place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465348401
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

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